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Luhr Jensen Crippled Herring Lures

Luhr Jensen Crippled Herring Lures

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1 5/8''1/2Select Color$3.89 USD
2 1/4''3/4Select Color$4.69 USD
2 5/8''1Select Color$5.19 USD
3''1 1/2Select Color$5.99 USD
3''2Select Color$6.49 USD
3 1/2''3Select Color$6.99 USD
3 3/4''4Select Color$7.69 USD
4 1/4''5Select Color$8.19 USD
The Crippled Herring is the most versatile lure you'll ever use. It is natural both in appearance and action and can be used worldwide, every day of the year, for both fresh and salt water fishing.

The Crippled Herring is constructed to take full advantage of the natural predatorial instinct common to all gamefish. Every movement of any type of distressed baitfish (stunned, struggling or dying) has been assimilated into this lure.

A Crippled Herring will arouse fish and provoke strikes when conventional lures or natural bait will not, like, for instance, on a dead calm, bright sunny day. It is a sight-sound lure, which can be cast vertically jigged through ice or open water, mooched or trolled.

This lure is great for Striped Bass, Bluefish, False Albacore, Bonito, and Bluefin Tuna. The larger sizes are retrofit with strong, single Gamakatsu Hooks for more hook holding power against strikes initiated by big Striped Bass and Bluefin Tuna.
5 Stars based on 44 reviews
By Bill
Converse Tx,
September 15, 2017
Proven Performance!
Have used this model many times,still one of the best lures in the tackle box.
Small Blackfin Tuna, ,Dorado,Kings,Ling fall for it jigged or slow troll.
ProsEasy cast. Single hook. Quality product. Durable..
By Tomr23692
January 8, 2019
Super jig
Hands down the best jig for suspended Stripers/Rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay. Cast and retrieve/ slow pitch, any technique this is my go to. The single hook is tops for getting back into the action fast and releasing fish with minimum trauma. Greens and blue are my top producers in the 3 and 4 ounce size
By Dan Leary
Breezy Point, NY
December 12, 2018
Single Hook Rusted Out In less Than 1 month
THis lure did catch fish this fall during the sand-eel bite, but was sad to see that the single hook rusted out in less than 1 month.
ProsCatches fish
ConsHooks are inferior
By DOC015521
Pacific NW, Ohio (Lake Erie) & Florida
November 25, 2018
Lake Cumberland 55.1lb stripped bass
The second largest stripper ever caught in Kentucky was 55.1 lbs. It was caught, and certified, by a pathologist while vertical jigging a 3 oz chrome Crippled Herring aboard a boat skippered by two guides. It was actually a three-way hook-up on strippers, the other two weighing in the mid-30 lbs, also on 3 oz chrome Crippled Herrings. That story was highly publicized in numerous fishing magazines in the mid-1990's. I cannot recall the names of the two guides. Sadly, one of them passed away about two years after that great catch. The largest stripper ever caught in Kentucky was a 58.4 lb'er caught in 1985.
ProsExtremely versatile fresh and salt water lure for just about any fish that swims. Can be cast, jigged and trolled. Photos are of chinook salmon, 14 lb walleye (11 year-old Wil Tibbels) and 5 lb flounder.
ConsAbsolutely none. This lure holds a large variety of fish records. It has been called the "Rapala of jigging spoons" by knowledgeable professionals.
October 20, 2018
Classic Lure
Has great casting distance for its size and is great for snapper blues and bonito
By captpete
August 31, 2018
Troll, cast or jig
Highly effective and versatile multi-species lure. A top lure for salmon in the Pacific NW, for snapper, grouper, snook and mackerel in the Gulf of mexico and finally for Lake Erie walleyes.
ProsNo way to fish it wrong and reasonable pricing.
By Otto's dad.....
New Jersey
August 31, 2018
Crippled Herring.....
Time tested metal....comes with a VMC hook, great on albies, blues, stripers and fluke...have a few in your bag.....good stuff.
By Adam
New York
July 26, 2018
Fluke from Surf
I like these from the surf with a teaser for fluke. Sleek so pretty good in weedy and windy conditions when other lures aren’t worth the struggle.
March 22, 2018
this lure catching fish
I have all different sizes of this lure based how deep you fishing
By Scott
Atlanta Georgia
December 19, 2017
Amazing Lure for all predator species
Casts like a bullet and looks so real coming through the water.Heavy and runs true.
By Scott
Atlanta Georgia
December 3, 2017
Great lure for saltwater stripers and bluefish and other predator fish
Lure has a crimped back which will allow it to mimic an injured bait fish. Excellent lure for stripers and blue in saltwater. Casts like a bullet or can be trolled.
ProsCasting distance
By Scott
December 3, 2017
Great lure for saltwater stripers and bluefish
Love this lure. Casts like a bullet and can be used for stripes, bluefish and other predatory fish.
ProsLong distance casting, can be trolled
ConsHook gap is not wide enough on the smaller ones. Switch out to a solid circle hook for better hook ups
By Chuck
Boston, MA
October 22, 2017
Great Action
The Luhr Jensen Crippled Herring has great action in the water. Once the proper retrieve speed has been established, the action of this lure is enticing to the blue fish and the striped bass. We bumped into a school of feeding schoolie bass off Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro and I was into one after another with the Crippled Herring.
ProsGreat action, great casting distance profile in the water
By Chuck
Boston, MA
October 22, 2017
Bluefish magnet
Great lure for blue fish that are out deep. Being a surf fisherman, I’m always looking to reach those fish that seem to be just out of reach. Luhr Jensen’s Crippled Herring allowed me to get to the blues that were hitting out deeper st Race Point in Provincetown. We ran into the fish and the only way to reach them was with metal, and this lure was perfect.
ProsCasting distance, profile in the water, reeling speed
By Chuck
Boston, MA
October 22, 2017
Great caster
This lure casts very well and moves through the water well too. I’ve only caught schoolies with it so far, but expect to get into big blue fish when I find them.
ProsDistance casting, movement in the water
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